After witnessing the media mock the parasite-killing antibiotic for weeks, Liberty Counsel attorney Roger Gannam tells American Family News he knows firsthand the media is lying to Americans who think their neighbors and co-workers are taking animal antibiotics.
"I've taken it myself when I was dealing with COVID,” Gannam says. “This is not honest reporting about what this medicine is, about how safe it is, and about the actual ongoing studies demonstrating better outcomes with COVID cases with its use."
It is true that some panicking people have run to the farm supply store and bought Ivermectin paste, which has reportedly led to sickness after overdosing on medicine meant for a 1,200-pound quarter horse.
It is also true doctors prescribe Ivermectin for two-legged patients, too.
“Ivermectin is approved for human use,” the FDA website plainly states, “to treat infections caused by some parasitic worms and head lice and skin conditions like rosacea.”
It is also true the FDA does not recommend Ivermectin for treating COVID-19, but some doctors are phoning in a prescription anyway, which means they are bucking the federal government, ignoring the national media, and possibly ignoring pressure from their own peers to do so.
America appeared to be overcoming the pandemic earlier this summer when the so-called Delta variant, which came from India, hit the U.S. and spread rapidly.
Back in India, a nation known for a poverty-stricken and densely-packed population, the virus was burning through the Indian population until Ivermectin was prescribed to a population of mostly unvaccinated people, writes a U.S.-based family physician in a provocative and challenging essay. In particular, he says, cases in the state of Uttar Pradesh, with a population of 241 million, dropped dramatically thanks to Ivermectin to the point that deaths dropped from 350 daily to none over several weeks.
That claim is backed up by an Indian Express story, dated May 12, that says Ivermectin was distributed in 2020 to medical workers who were monitored closely. That proved successful and soon it was being distributed to everyone from doctors to jail inmates.
Rogan: ‘I got it from a doctor’
The media’s lies and fact-twisting were most recently called out by Joe Rogan, the popular podcaster who came down with COVID-19 last week. After returning to his show, Roan told his audience he was flirting with suing CNN after it reported he had used horse wormer to recover.
"They’re making [expletive] up,” Rogan said of the liberal news network. “They keep saying I’m taking horse de-wormer. I literally got it from a doctor.”
Rogan went on to point out that medical researchers won the Nobel Prize for their work with Ivermectin for human use. That happened, he correctly pointed out, in 2015.
USA Today was forced to admit Rogan’s facts were true in a fact-check about his claims. The fact-checking story went on to state the research dealt with parasites, not with coronavirus, a fact nobody including Rogan is disputing.
The story also stated prescriptions for Ivermectin shot up 2,400% by mid-August according to CDC figures but poisoning called jumped 163%, too. A fact that was left out of the USA Today fact-check on poison calls, however, was the 163% jump in poison calls occurred from January 1 to August 1, data from the Poison Control Center shows.
Rogan’s use of Ivermectin to fight the virus was mocked by another radio host, the vulgar-spewing Howard Stern, who lied to his audience by claiming Rogan had defended taking horse de-wormer.
Stern, sadly echoing the views of many, also said people who don’t take the COVID-19 vaccine deserve to die for refusing to do so.
“Don’t take the cure but don’t clog up our hospitals with your COVID when you get it,” Stern said. “Stay home. Don’t bother with science. It’s too late.”
Fauci: 'No clinical evidence' it works
In a CNN interview, Dr. Anthony Fauci insisted there is “no evidence” Ivermectin works to treat COVID-19, a claim that is obviously in dispute now that doctors are prescribing it to patients.
“There's no clinical evidence,” Fauci stated, “that indicates that this works."
In recent days, news outlets including The Hill, The Guardian newspaper, Rolling Stone, and MSNBC jumped on a local news story --- since proven false --- that hospitals in Oklahoma were filling up with patients who had foolishly overdosed on Ivermectin.
USA Today ruled that claim “false” in a Sept. 15 fact-checking article that traced the claims to a local TV news station that quoted an emergency room physician. Even that doctor’s claim was disputed by a hospital, which said no Ivermectin overdoses had been treated there.
"What's fascinating here is the obvious double standard of people like Dr. Fauci,” Gannam observes. “News outlets will rely on Internet rumors to say that Ivermectin is harmful while completely disregarding actual clinical studies, performed by credentialed scientists, suggesting that it is safe.”